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Old 04-09-2001, 02:04 PM   #1
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> I am a high school student. I am taking a computer course that teaches us about different OS, robotics, and a little programming. Well we were installing Linux (this cpu is redhat 6.1) on a few computers at my school. Some of the guys in my class were having a problem with there computer. They had gotten linux installed and we tried to change the monitor settings with the Xconfigurator and some how they had deleted 4 important files. My teach is old and doesn't know much about the linux filesystem himself, so he put me incharge of fixing the problem. I figured out what files i need to reinstall. I was just wondering if is at all possible to copy files directly from the cd to the appropriate directory. If so how? I haven't figured out if there is a copy/paste command for linux. Any tips or help, would be great.
Old 04-09-2001, 02:24 PM   #2
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What happens when they run Xconfigurator again, what files are missing and yes, you can copy files from a disk or cd with the cp command. You can man cp to get more details on the flags used and options.
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Xconfigurator works still but when i undid what they did it was still missing the files. The computer is missing /root/XF86config ; /etc/XF86Config ; and i will have to get back to you on the other two files. The other two files have to do with the XF86Config files though, i know that. I have searched the RedHat cd that they used to install Linux and i couldn't find anyfiles by that name. Am I right in thinking that these files are in a rpm file, or inside a an image file? Is XF86 short for XFree86??
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yes, from the cd they will be in a rpm file, probably xfree - base or something similar.

the thing with those files that you wrote about is that the x configuration program is supposed to create them (although /root/XF86config isn;t necessary)

try xf86Config to set up x and see what messages show up.
if you still can;t get it to work i suggest screwing trying to get it to work and reinstall the rpms again. if you don;t know how drop us a line and ill try and help.

i know a bit but not that much mind you (plus i don;t use redhat and never have)



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